Certificates will be available to view/print a few days post event.  An email will be sent out alerting you when they are ready.


  • Describe the latest evidence-based treatments and clinical guideline recommendations
  • Evaluate current data on the safety and efficacy of available and emerging therapies
  • Assess patients for disease severity and symptoms in order to make individualized treatment decisions
  • Identify strategies to eliminate barriers to treatment and management in the rural primary care setting


This activity is designed specifically for primary care clinicians and registered nurses who care for patients who reside in rural and underserved areas.


Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, MPH (Congress Moderator)
Chief Science Officer, COPD Foundation
Professor of Family and Community Health
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Implementing Guideline-Concordant Care of Heart Failure

Akshay S. Desai, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Director, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Diabetes

Richard E. Pratley, MD
Samuel E. Crockett Chair in Diabetes Research
Medical Director, AdventHealth Diabetes Institute
Senior Investigator and Diabetes Program Lead
Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
Orlando, FL

Keynote Panel Discussion – “The Providers” Documentary

Matthew D. Probst, PA-C (Keynote Panelist)
Chief Quality Officer/Medical Director 
El Centro Family Health
Las Vegas, NM

Elizabeth A. Kiracofe, MD (Panelist)
Board-Certified Dermatologist
Illinois Dermatology Institute
Chicago, IL

Improving Lipid Management in Rural Primary Care

R. Scott Wright, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Department of Cardiology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Teledermatology: Overcoming the Distance for Improved Dermatology Care

Elizabeth A. Kiracofe, MD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
Illinois Dermatology Institute
Chicago, IL

Improving the Assessment and Management of Uncontrolled Asthma in Rural and Underserved Communities

Meredith C. McCormack, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD


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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RME Collaborative. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.0 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses to be determined.

Jointly provided by:

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This activity is co-supported by independent educational grants from Lilly, Merck & Co., Inc., Novo Nordisk Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Sanofi US, Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

 For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit

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Emily DeMace by phone, 800-913-9370 ext 2, or email,
Talem Health, LLC
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